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Marxism and Philosophy—and Platypus

On August 11, 2018, Platypus members Jensen Suther, Richard Rubin, and Chris Cutrone, participated in a discussion of Marxism and philosophy and the stakes of this topic for Platypus at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. It was moderated by Teo Velissaris and Reid Kotlas.

Chris pre-published his prepared opening remarks for the event in the then-latest issue of the Platypus Review:

An essential chart of terms to consider:

The main background reading for our internal discussion is Karl Korsch's 1923 essay on "Marxism and philosophy."

The Platypus Review has published extensively on Marxism and philosophy, including several relevant articles by Chris C., and there are a couple of further essays by Korsch from circa 1923 that are useful for addressing this topic:

Further reading: 

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